Shaman abilities are abilities used by shaman. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only specific to one (or two) specializations.


All shaman automatically learn the following spells at the specified level, regardless of specialization.

Ability Level
[Lightning Bolt] 1
[Primal Strike] 2
[Flame Shock] 3
[Healing Surge] 4
[Earthbind Totem] 5
[Flametongue Weapon] 7
[Reincarnation] 8
[Lightning Shield] 9
[Ghost Wolf] 10/Quest
[Wind Shear] 12
[Ancestral Spirit] 13
[Far Sight] 14
[Frost Shock] 17
[Chain Heal] 21
[Capacitor Totem] 23
[Chain Lightning] 24
[Healing Stream Totem] 28
[Astral Recall] 32
[Water Walking] 33
[Earth Elemental] 37
[Purge] 39
[Hex] 41
[Astral Shift] 42
[Improved Reincarnation] 46
[Tremor Totem] 47
[Heroism]/ [Bloodlust] 48


The three shaman specializations are Elemental (caster DPS), Enhancement (melee DPS) and Restoration (healer).

For an exploration of each shaman specialization, see Shaman specializations.


Talents become available at level 15. Only one talent can be chosen from each tier.

They can be swapped out any time outside of a rested area using  [Tome of the Tranquil Mind].

Shaman talents
Level Choices
15 Elemental [Earthen Rage] [Echo of the Elements] [Static Discharge]
Enhancement [Lashing Flames] [Forceful Winds] [Elemental Blast]
Restoration [Torrent] [Undulation] [Unleash Life]
25 Elemental [Aftershock] [Echoing Shock] [Elemental Blast]
Enhancement [Stormflurry] [Hot Hand] Ice Strike
Restoration [Echo of the Elements] [Deluge] Surge of Earth
30 Elemental Spirit Wolf [Earth Shield] Static Charge
Restoration [Earthgrab Totem]
35 Elemental [Master of the Elements] [Storm Elemental] [Liquid Magma Totem]
Enhancement Elemental Assault [Hailstorm] [Fire Nova]
Restoration [Ancestral Vigor] [Earthen Wall Totem] [Ancestral Protection Totem]
40 Elemental [Nature's Guardian] [Ancestral Guidance] [Wind Rush Totem]
Enhancement [Feral Lunge]
Restoration [Graceful Spirit]
45 Elemental [Surge of Power] [Primal Elementalist] [Icefury]
Enhancement [Crashing Storm] [Stormkeeper] [Sundering]
Restoration Flash Flood Downpour [Cloudburst Totem]
50 Elemental Unlimited Power [Stormkeeper] [Ascendance]
Enhancement Elemental Spirits [Earthen Spike]
Restoration [High Tide] [Wellspring]

PvP talents

PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).

These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.


Glyphs are items that can change a spell or ability's visual appearance. Most glyphs are crafted by scribes, are color-coded by class, and can be applied as early as level 11. They can be removed at any time outside of combat using  [Vanishing Powder].

See also